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Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

The democratic challenge of the US in the mediatized world of the 21st century may be to figure out how to govern by problem solving, rather than nation building.

Australia’s Asylum Politics: Localised, Globalised

Australia’s Asylum Politics: Localised, Globalised

If indeed global export might be a reality, human rights activists can adopt similar approaches to nation-states by working in solidarity to generate policy alternatives.

The Future of Offshore Processing

The Future of Offshore Processing

The future of the Australian offshore processing model in the Pacific is unclear. The pressing question is the future of those who require international protection.

The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya:  Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Before engaging Libya as a partner in its “externalization” agenda, the EU must establish a mechanism that ensures an adequate assessment of individual protection needs.

Crimea 2014: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

Crimea 2014: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

The West is simply unable to predict Vladimir Putin’s next move and NATO is belatedly bolstering its position in the eastern borderland member states.

Igor Strelkov: Moscow Agent or Military Romantic?

Igor Strelkov: Moscow Agent or Military Romantic?

The Ukrainian Security Service insists that Strelkov took his orders directly from Moscow. But how true is this? Who is Strelkov and what is his background and outlook?

Inside the Head of Vladimir Putin

Inside the Head of Vladimir Putin

Whatever the outcome of the Crimean annexation, it is difficult to see where one of the world’s most most self-obsessed and egotistical leaders goes from here.

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

From its inception, the Islamic State has focused on the Shi’a as the main enemy. The attack in Iran may serve to increase tensions in the already volatile Middle East.

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

To overcome the ‘epistemological gap’ that reflects the limits of our current knowledge it is imperative for scholars to study war and peace together.

The Election of President Rouhani: Iran’s Economy & Security

The Election of President Rouhani: Iran’s Economy & Security

Rouhani’s re-election in Iran means the continuation of his reform process, reaffirmation of international partnerships and the development of new partnerships.

Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: Acceptable Compromises and Shared Hypocrisies

Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: Acceptable Compromises and Shared Hypocrisies

If one can separate the Agreement from economic and human rights issues, it will mark a turning point for Ukraine and a path away from the Soviet legacy toward a European future.

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